Modern Complications – Cliques

We often find ourselves connecting more often with certain groups of people. Although being in these exclusive groups may raise your “social status” or “social standing,” we continue to circumscribe the relationships towards others who may not “fit” among the group. This dividing is continuous throughout our lives, whether through something drastic as a civil war or something even worse, as we all believed at the time, a middle school friend group. Whether given a name or kept as an unspoken understanding among all, these cliques lead to a damaging representation of our society. I do believe no matter the persistence we hold against this division it will continue to sway our minds for we are human, one huge clique.

Modern Complications – Wealth

It is often understood in our daily lives that to be wealthy, you need to be in possession of expensive material goods or a surplus of money. Is it wrong to think we could be rich in family relations, the amount of love we show towards others or the talents we have been granted? Why should the world condemn the richest people in heart as destitute in the public standard?

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. ~ John Ruskin

Popular As Of Now – Favorite Fifteen (Opinionated)

I have made a compilation of my favorite fifteen books that I have personally read and loved throughout my life. Through this collection of literature I have laughed, cried and stood on the tips of my toes waiting for the next page in excitation.

P.s. I am a fan of the classics


Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Falling Christopher Pike
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Outsiders S. E. Hinton
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
The Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
The Underneath Kathi Appelt
The Rescue Nicholas Sparks
Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks
I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Blogger Recognition Award

First of all, I want to give my thanks to a fellow blogger who nominated me, Ism. Her blog is wonderful and I highly recommend it to any viewers who wish to read fresh and thought provoking content. Her blog can be found at I hope all the viewers who look at her blog love her posts as much as I do.

Shout out to Ism: Keep writing, reading, and photographing the faults and splendors of life. You are amazing and I hope that you continue believing in your work. Best of luck. – Quinn

Secondarily, my journey as a blogger began with a fiction story I wrote in the seventh grade about a cancer survivor. This provided the inspiration I needed to later write many fiction stories about real-life scenarios. I depended on the words of bloggers and books to fuel what I wrote. I was driving in the car with my mother one day when she recommended I start a blog. I immediately fell in love with the idea and the next day I had set up my blog, The Perceptive Teen. By July 1, 2016, I wrote my first blog post, QUOTES TO PONDER – CHANGE.

Third, the advice I give to my fellow bloggers is to write what is in your heart. This may sound cliché but in all honesty, the content on your blog may inspire others, due to a relatable perspective. Be Ambitious in your ways of words and images, be Brave in your topics, and be Ceaseless in your pursuit of perfection.

Fourth and final, there are many great bloggers I would love to recognize and nominate, but since I am limited on how many that number may be, I will send my nominations to the recipients through a message.

I love you all,

♥ Quinn Hollows

Quotes To Ponder – Failure vs. Success (?)

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” ~ Sumner Redstone

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” ~ J. K. Rowling

Salt and pepper.

Up and down.

Full and empty.

I give these examples as they are frequently seen as opposites, but are often paired together. Is this likewise with failure and success? Is it possible for good to exist without its counterpart, bad? Or, can we, as a race in general, be happy without ever having to feel sadness? In searching for the answers to these questions there is a realization that throughout history we find countless times in which great people have experienced failure before success. As we come to find out failure may not be the opposite of success, but merely the steps we take to get there.

Quotes To Ponder – Change

“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” ~ Sydney J. Harris

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” ~ Anatole France

“Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Change is always open to equal opportunity in our lives for good, as well as bad. As a part of our nature we long for better, whether it is for a promotion, a new house, or even a better relationship with family members. We cannot stop change, nor can we hope to control or manipulate it. This a crucial piece of life as it fuels innovation, begins and ends, and pushes our perspective on life.